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Address: St 13, corner of St. 178 | National Museum, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Phone Number: +855 17 998 570
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: Thank you for joining us this season. Our NEW season will begin June...
Thank you for joining us this season. Our NEW season will begin June - August 2015 available every Friday, Saturday & Sunday. During April - May there will be occasional performances hosted by the Children of Bassac as part of a capacity building exercise. For more details you can email Cambodian Living Arts. Plae Pakaa is an initiative by Cambodian Living Arts, a non-profit organization dedicated to the transformation of Cambodia through the arts. The production features three rotating shows in an open-air theater at the National Museum of Phnom Penh. Each performance showcases a wide range of traditional performing arts. With more than Apsara dances, we offer you the chance to discover the diversity of Cambodian culture and traditional arts through dramatic and dynamic performances. In addition to giving a unique opportunity to experience Cambodian culture and arts, Cambodian Living Arts aims to empower emerging arts professionals through their development and employment. Your participation enhances our mission to transform and revitalize the country through creative expression. Tickets for high season are on sale starting October 1, 2014 and available till March 28, 2015. Change in Schedule: There will be NO show during the Water Festival November 5,6,7. The regular schedule will resume Saturday November 8.
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Plae Pakaa Phnom Penh: Traditional Performing Arts Shows

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How on earth do they manage to bend their hands like that?

I've gone to 3 shows there now and each has been excellent. It's a great place to go in the evenings if you're near the riverside.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

I've gone to 3 shows there now and each has been excellent. It's a great place to go in the evenings if you're near the riverside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The dancers were very professional and musicians were very talented. The demonstrated very well of the living arts of Cambodia.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Great cause-- money goes to supporting artists in Cambodia (90% were killed during the Khmer Rouge Regime). Music, singing, dancing; creative and authentic. This show was a great introduction to the performing arts of Cambodia, and absolutely worth seeing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

It is different show and one of best show in Phnom Penh. They have different kind of story and depend on the day. I would recommend everyone come to Phnom Penh, may visit this show.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Fantastic Show! I think it's a vital part of traditional culture that we get a window into. Would definitely say it's worth the time on your trip to the city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Our children really liked it (aged 13,10 & 5) such that the girls asked to go again. It helped that our hotel was just round the corner and the Friend's Restaurant was an easy walk for dinner before the show. They enjoyed the "Children of Bassac" more due to the variety of dancing, three different shows a week. An hour... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Spell binding performances, amazing atmosphere and great characterization are the hallmarks of this event. We were lucky to catch the last show before the troop closed down for a few days before the new year came in. The seating is not the most comfortable but the performances take your breath away. located inside the National museum, this semi-open air auditorium... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This is a must see. It is the real thing, not those tourist traps of dinner and show. Gorgeous costumes, professional dancers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Excellent program. It was not too long. Very interesting. No complaints at all. Those who gave this performance bad reviews are "whiners". I think this was a good show for my kids too (they are aged 12 to 17). They appreciated it. It is not cheap, but the funds go to a very worthwhile cause. However, even after you pay... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Just a few hours ago i had the pleasure to see one of the shows of the Plae Pakaa. It was the dance performance and I am still totally stunned. The showed many different dancesand all were full of power and the dancers were always fully concentrated. It was much fun to watch not only because of the many different... More 

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Address: St 13, corner of St. 178 | National Museum, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Phone Number: +855 17 998 570
Location: Asia  >  Cambodia  >  Phnom Penh

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